Tag Archives: Christmas

Peace, joy and respect for taxpayers’ dollars

“Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don’t quite know how to put our love into words.” – Harlan Miller As Mr. Rodney … Continue reading

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Return anything you got for Christmas that starts with “SMART”

With the Christmas hustle and bustle you may have missed the report from Ontario’s auditor general, Ms. Bonnie Lysyk.  Ms. Christina Blizzard’s article, “One boondoggle after another at Queen’s Park” gives us the low-down on how Ontario is smarting from the … Continue reading

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Christmas music wasn’t written for October & November

With Christmas music blaring in the background, a retail employee lamented to us recently:  “I use to like Christmas.” It’s bad enough if your employees say this.  If your customers say this you have some work to do. If you … Continue reading

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The Christmas Season in October and November? NOT!

What is more annoying, Christmas music played in stores in October, or Christmas trees lying by the curb on December 26? There is much confusion about when the Christmas season starts and ends.  As much as retailers want us to … Continue reading

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